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Pope Marcellus II

Marcellus II, Marcellus Corvini, cardinal of Santa Croce, a native of the area of Ancona, Italy, was elected pope in the room of Julius II on April 9 1555, but his feeble constitution sucembed to the fatigues of the conclave, the exhausting ceremonies connected with his accession, and the anxieties arising from his high office, on the twenty-first day after his election. He had a high reputation for integrity, tact and ability. His successor was Paul IV

Preceded by:
Pope Julius III
List of popesSucceeded by:
Pope Paul IV

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